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Red itchy rash under breast and groin area it looks like sun burn with bumps. I'm itchy all over but no rash other then those areas. What can this be?

Red itchy rash under breast and groin area it looks like sun burn with bumps. I'm itchy all over but no rash other then those areas. What can this be?

Yeast infection?: If you are overweight, the areas under the breasts, the love handle, and the groin are more susceptible to candida infection. If this applies to you, try to keep these areas dry by using antiperspirant. In the meanwhile try some anti-fungal cream on the areas for a few days. If still not improved after a week, see you doctor. For overweight people, losing some weight should be a long-term goal. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I've recently started getting really itchy all over my body but the worse spot is my stomach, back and my thighs. There are no noticable bumps or rashes but when I do end up itching them I get some pretty extreme welts. What could possibly be causing this

I've recently started getting really itchy all over my body but the worse spot is my stomach, back and my thighs. There are no noticable bumps or rashes but when I do end up itching them I get some pretty extreme welts. What could possibly be causing this

Dermatographism: Your condition sounds like dermatographism. This is a type of urticaria (hives). It normally resolves in a few months, but some patients may persists with symptoms for years.
Treatment with anti-histamines like zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) are usually very effective.
Be sure to consult with your dermatologist to confirm your diagnosis and evaluate you for possible triggers. ...Read more

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I'm itchy all over. Not much to see othr than the odd hive & a rash that flares up in the inside of the elbow. Don't know if its an allergy to food??

I'm itchy all over. Not much to see othr than the odd hive & a rash that flares up in the inside of the elbow. Don't know if its an allergy to food??

Hives: Most likely an allergic skin reaction to something you may have come into contact with. You can try over the counter antihistamines and if they do not resolves, see your doctor ...Read more

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My 5year olds skin is itchy all over with no visible rash or dryness. Bloodwork (full panel and allergy) came back perfect. The itching wakes her up.

Itching: Dry skin can cause itching, try a miosturizer such as cetaphil restroaderm or vanicream products (with minimal additives and no fragrances). Be sure the lab work included a cbc, chem 14, and TSH (thyroid screen). Change detergent to all-free and avoid fragranced fabric softeners and bath soaps. See a dermatologist if all else fails. ...Read more

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I think I've had a reaction to something. I am itchy all over, even eyes, no rash, can't stop scratching. It is completely distracting & I'm drawing blood. How can I ease this? Cant see any doctors

I think I've had a reaction to something. I am itchy all over, even eyes, no rash, can't stop scratching. It is completely distracting & I'm drawing blood. How can I ease this? Cant see any doctors

Itching: You may be having allergies, but may be not. Allergies usually present with some skin lesions, even hives still present with a short lived break out. Anyway, the easiest to try would be Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over-the-counter, 12.5 to 25 mg at a time, 3-4 times/day. If that doesn't help, you will need to see a doc. ...Read more

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I feel itchy all over, leg, arm, eye. I ich my eye and gets worse. Stuffed up and sneezy. Roof of my mouth is warm, throat itchy, chest tight;cold?

I feel itchy all over, leg, arm, eye. I ich my eye and gets worse. Stuffed up and sneezy. Roof of my mouth is warm, throat itchy, chest tight;cold?

Allergy: This sounds miserable! If it came on abruptly within minutes I worry about an allergic reaction. Take an antihistamine right away and/or go to ER if it's progressing. Otherwise it could be a allergies. Itching all over is not usually part of a cold. ...Read more

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Itchy all over body but no rashes what's going on?

Itchy all over body but no rashes what's going on?

Dry skin?: Dryness can cause itching without rash especially in the winter. Avoid really hot showers and use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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I have oily skin but have been itchy all over since a kid. No rashes &c, just itchy. Feels like I can feel each little skin hair moving. Why?

I have oily skin but have been itchy all over since a kid. No rashes &c, just itchy. Feels like I can feel each little skin hair moving. Why?

Retinoids?: Retinoids may decrease the oiliness of your skin but you should first see a dermatologist to discuss this therapy as well as other causes for your symptoms which may not be related ...Read more

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Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?

Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?

May be hard to find: About 50 % of cases of itching without rash, one is not able to figure out the cause. Of course, the common allergens are something inhaled that the histamines in the body react to; or some new perfume or scented lotion, deodorant or something else new used on skin. Suggest taking an otc antihistamine daily, take only lukewarm showers. Will likely go away in 2-3 weeks. If not, the usual: c the doc. ...Read more

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I am itchy all over but no rash or bites. What does this mean?

I am itchy all over but no rash or bites. What does this mean?

Allergic reaction?: It could be an allergic reaction, it could be dry skin. Have you eaten something you have not had in a while? Have you started a new medication. I would see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi:: itchy all over:: no rash or pimpley scabie looking things:: 3 days now:: getting worse and spreading?

Hi:: itchy all over:: no rash or pimpley scabie looking things:: 3 days now:: getting worse and spreading?

Itching without rash: May be simply dry skin, especially in winter months and may respond to lotions, but may be a sign of internal disease or nerve disorder, including liver, kidney, thryroid, iron deficiency, diabetes, shingles or MS or blood disorder, pregnancy hormones. If itching interferes with sleep and is associated with weight loss, fatigue and persists more than a few days, be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter keeps complaining all week that she is itchy all over, but no sign of rash. What could it be?

My 5 year old daughter keeps complaining all week that she is itchy all over, but no sign of rash. What could it be?

Dry skin: She may have mild allergies. Some infections can cause the skin to itch but without a rash. Either way this should resolve on its own. Dry skin can also cause itching. If it doesn't resolve then see your dr. ...Read more

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Skin itchy no rash or spots, itchy all over body head face what should I do its freaking me out.

Skin itchy no rash or spots, itchy all over body head face what should I do its freaking me out.

Depends: Pruritis that don't nessarily have a rash may be due to generalized dry skin, mites, bugs, lice, liver disorders, medications, eczema. Try locating a possible cause and daily moisterization, avoiding hot showers/baths, and Claritin (loratadine) helps. ...Read more

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I don't know why but I have been really itchy all over my body for a week now! I checked for bed bugs and there is nothing, not even really a rash why?

I don't know why but I have been really itchy all over my body for a week now! I checked for bed bugs and there is nothing, not even really a rash why?

Itchy: If you suffer from seasonal allergies, your skin can get itchy during the high pollen season. I assume you don't have a rash? Check for new laundry detergents, new clothing items or linen. If the symptoms persist, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Why is my skin itchy all over all the time? It started thanksgiving I have no rash its not bugs im thinking maybe allergy?

Why is my skin itchy all over all the time? It started thanksgiving I have no rash its not bugs im thinking maybe allergy?

I: I agree. I recommend my patients use a hydrating cleanser like cetaphil or cerave and then apply a moisturizer cream daily. If that doesn't help, consider a trip to a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment options. On the link below, I list some of the other possible causes of dry, itchy skin. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm taking percocet for some post op pain. It's making me very itchy all over. How can I relieve the itch? I have no rash and the itch moves all over.

I'm taking percocet for some post op pain. It's making me very itchy all over. How can I relieve the itch? I have no rash and the itch moves all over.

Stop taking the drug: Stop the medications immediately. If you are having severe breathing problems, shortness of breath or feel very faint, call 911. Call your doctor who prescribed the medication and ask for another type of pain medication. Consider taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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3yr old is itchy all over but no rash what could this be? I read itchy skin could be leukemia is this true? : (

Yes and no: Certain blood cell disorders may be associated with itchy but the incidence is quite low. There are many causes for a 3-yo child to get itchy and dry skin is one of them. Consider applying a moisturizer on the skin immediately after bathing to see if this helps May also try an antihistamine. If these measures fail. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Itching all over past 2 days. Won't stop. No rash welts bites nothing. Live with my 4yr old son. He is not itchy. Any idea?

Itching all over past 2 days. Won't stop. No rash welts bites nothing. Live with my 4yr old son. He is not itchy. Any idea?

Itching no rash: Commonest cause of itching without rash is dry skin.Other is scabies which is ccaused by a mite which buries under the skin and causes intense itching
other rare causes are liver and kidney diseases
you can consult your family doctor or a dermatologist to find the cause. ...Read more

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Itchy all over my body for a week, but on and off and dosent bother me much when I sleep, really hot showers help, could it be scabies? No big rash.

Itchy all over my body for a week, but on and off and dosent bother me much when I sleep, really hot showers help, could it be scabies? No big rash.

Scabies is usually: On trunk only not on limbs. But you are describing itch without rash, which is peculiar. This could be medication reaction, allergy to foods or to environment. Itch could be first manifestation of diseases of the white blood cells, such as leukemia, so go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Very itchy all over, expecially at night, itchy pimple rash on wrist and fingers, worried could be scabbies!?

Very itchy all over, expecially at night, itchy pimple rash on wrist and fingers, worried could be scabbies!?

Scabies: You are probably right. Get a skin scrape by a derm and a prescription and you'll recover quickly. ...Read more

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Red dryish rash around foreskin towards the urethra. A tiny bit on the shaft. Also, Itchy all over scrotum red/shiny sheds skin. What is this?

Red dryish rash around foreskin towards the urethra. A tiny bit on the shaft. Also, Itchy all over scrotum red/shiny sheds skin. What is this?

Need to be examined: Can't judge by the description, more history and physical examination is needed for better management, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Josa
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Itching All Over (Definition)

Itching all over is a skin symptom that suggests a generalized, whole body process that may or may not be ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more